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Forum: DIY 07-05-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,765
Posted By altiuscitius
That's a reasonable then. Sumps are awesome...

That's a reasonable then.

Sumps are awesome for doing easy water changes and holding equipment you don't want in the tank, heaters, thermometers, probes, etc.

They're just a lot of extra...
Forum: DIY 07-05-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,765
Posted By altiuscitius
Do you mind me asking, why you need a sump? I...

Do you mind me asking, why you need a sump? I love sumps in my reef tanks, I don't think I would want to run a tank without one, but Im not sure why you need one in a freshwater tank.

Is the...
Forum: Lighting 04-10-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By altiuscitius
Can you elaborate more on how that light worked...

Can you elaborate more on how that light worked for growing corals?

Im looking to turn a fluval ebi into a nano reef and that's one of the three options Im considering for lighting it.

I'd say...
Forum: Lighting 03-30-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,909
Posted By altiuscitius
Good to know about the sticky attachment, good...

Good to know about the sticky attachment, good info.

Not to hijack the thread, I'm looking at this as an alternative to the fluval sea leds, for a nano as an simple prebuilt solution. I can get...
Forum: Lighting 03-29-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,909
Posted By altiuscitius
I have no info, but I'm trying to find more as...

I have no info, but I'm trying to find more as well. The 5x6inch unit is pretty nice looking, and pretty reasonably priced compared to other led options for nanos. (Ive been trying to find a light...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By altiuscitius
If youre going with potting soil and a cap, youll...

If youre going with potting soil and a cap, youll want plants with extensive root systems (to aerate the soil), and fast growers to start (to use up the initial mass leaching of nutrients). You can...
Forum: Plants 02-22-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By altiuscitius
It requires light ferts according to the tag that...

It requires light ferts according to the tag that came with it on the one I just purchased.

That said, my dad has one in his kitchen, that has only received tapwater for the last 7 years and it...
Forum: Substrate 02-22-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By altiuscitius
Ive seen people bag up something cheap, like...

Ive seen people bag up something cheap, like crushed lava rock or any old aquarium gravel, into a nylon bag or pantyhose, and then pile their desired top layer substrate on top of this. Just a cheap...
Forum: Substrate 02-22-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By altiuscitius
I have some in my ebi. My dwarf hairgrass...

I have some in my ebi. My dwarf hairgrass carpets in it way better then in my fluorite black sand tank.

I have a crazy hard time getting my bacopa caroliniana stay rooted though. Mostly since it...
Forum: Substrate 02-22-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By altiuscitius
I wouldnt call fluorite black sand a loose...

I wouldnt call fluorite black sand a loose substrate. I have a dwarf hairgrass carpet in mine, and it sends its runners out above the surface of the substrate, I assume because its too tight to grow...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-20-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By altiuscitius
From breakdown of organic matter, ie the powdered...

From breakdown of organic matter, ie the powdered food, same as the nitrates.
Forum: Substrate 02-20-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By altiuscitius
I dont think so. Ive dont things like this a few...

I dont think so. Ive dont things like this a few times and never had problems.

The worst case was when I had a 29 gallon very heavily stocked community tank (maybe 25 large 2-3inch gold barbs,...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,082
Posted By altiuscitius
What substrate are you using? I like the look of...

What substrate are you using? I like the look of it, but I dont recognize it.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-11-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,588
Posted By altiuscitius
Do you feed frozen bloodworms? Or live? Or...

Do you feed frozen bloodworms? Or live? Or freezedried?

I have some freezedried bloodworms I feed other fish. Right now the only protein my shrimp get is from hikari algae wafers or Fluval...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-11-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,588
Posted By altiuscitius
Large Tiger shrimp holding down and killing small cherry shrimp.

So, tldr version: I have an ebi tank with 25 cherries and 15 tigers. Today I watched a tiger hold down a live cherry shrimp half its size and pick it apart. I moved the cherry to a seperate container...
Forum: Fish 02-08-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,273
Posted By altiuscitius
I think the issue with the stand is not that the...

I think the issue with the stand is not that the stand wont be able to support the weight of the tank and will give out.

The issue is the tank is only on half of the stand, the sides of the tank...
Forum: Plants 02-08-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By altiuscitius
I have rotala carolinas that grow out past the...

I have rotala carolinas that grow out past the surface of my fluval ebi by a few inches and then flowers. Water wisteria will also occassionally grow out the back of my 25g tank, but it never...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-06-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By altiuscitius
I thought I read somewhere that the UGF caused a...

I thought I read somewhere that the UGF caused a current through the aquasoil that led to more stable buffering, or increased growth of the type of microorganisms that baby shrimp like to feed on, or...
Forum: Substrate 02-06-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,150
Posted By altiuscitius
I used 3 bags of fluorite black sand in a...

I used 3 bags of fluorite black sand in a 25gallon. I lightly rinsed the bottom two bags, and I rinsed the hell out of the 3rd bag and used it to cap the mildly washed stuff.

The tank still got...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-03-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By altiuscitius
When I set up my first shrimp tank I fed fluval...

When I set up my first shrimp tank I fed fluval shrimp granules exclusivley, and often. My shrimp all started to die after a few months. I have since learned from others on this forum it was probably...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-03-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By altiuscitius
Thanks for the advice guys. I would have...

Thanks for the advice guys. I would have responded sooner but I had internet issues. I've started feeding way less and it just means the 4 biggest tigers each grab a pellet and run away, while...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-30-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By altiuscitius
how many fluval shrimp granules to feed 25 cherries and 10 tiger shrimp?

***This post got long and rambly. To summarize, TLDR: how many fluval shrimp granules, and how often, would you feed 25 rcs and 10 tigers in the same, densely planted fluval ebi tank?***

I redid...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By altiuscitius
I have a spec v. I stuck my heater in the same...

I have a spec v. I stuck my heater in the same compartment, and I cut two very small holes in the clear plastic tube that connects the pump to the outflow. This gave a quite a bit of circulation into...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-15-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By altiuscitius
What plants are those? Im just setting up a spec...

What plants are those? Im just setting up a spec 5 right now for my sisters office, trying to decide on something low light that stays small.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-28-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,521
Posted By altiuscitius
Since I dont think it was mentioned specifically...

Since I dont think it was mentioned specifically yet, the dog dewormer you are looking for is one that contains febendazole. I believe Panacur is the brand most often used, and sold in american pet...
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